Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Old man winter finally showed up this past weekend, with colder temperatures and a little bit more snow (the snow dance seems to be working), but that did not deter a tough group of Wildwood jackrabbits. A number of families came out on December 27th for some target practice, blob tag, soccer on skis, and a whole bunch of post-Christmas fun. Thanks to everyone who was able to make it out.

Just a reminder that there will be no jackrabbits this weekend (January 3rd) as coach Adam and coach James have some family commitments to attend to. We will reconvene on January 10th at 10:30. Looking forward to seeing everyone in the new year.

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Change in plans: Dec 27 and Jan 3

Great skiing today! and Great cookies and Hot Chocolate too. We weren't so sure when we started out that it would be a good day for skiing, what with the freezing drizzle. Buy by gum there was snow -- and if last year forced us inside because it was too cold, we aren't going to be forced inside because it is too warm!

The Bunnyrabbits did more scooting about, practising balance, and getting that forward momentum going. The Jackrabbits took advantage of the slick conditions and lack of track to work on our free skate. We also decided to bring back the Snow Dance to see if we couldn't move this winter along. Lets get some snow already!!

Our plans have changed somewhat for the next two weeks. Coach James will be here next Saturday the 27th for a session. The following week, however, family commitments will mean that both Coach James and Coach Adam will be away. So get out with your family and do some skiing at some of the great trails outside the city! We'll pick up again on January 10th The (revised) schedule for the next three weeks is:
December 27 - Session with Coach James
January 3 - No session
January 10 - Regular session

If you haven't registered yet and are intending to. Please contact us via email. We are finalizing this over the holiday break. You can still join later, but we are ordering the books and toques for the kids now.

Merry Christmas and Happy holidays!

Monday, December 15, 2014

Cookie Party Next Week!

Great skiing this Saturday! It was rather warm, but not too wet. This week we divided up into Jackrabbit (6yr+) and Bunnyrabbit (<6yr) groups for a bit. Feedback on how that worked would be helpful. There is quite an age range and having some of the younger ones focused on the basics, with the older ones looking at more skill development seems like a good approach.

Good thing we got that skiing in when we did!  Windsor Park Nordic Centre has closed it ski trails for now because it has just been too warm. So lets hope for cooler weather and some snow to get things back to normal. Maybe we should have done a snow dance!

Here is the plan for the next few weeks over the holidays. Either Coach James or Coach Adam (and likely both of us) will be around, so, weather permitting, we will be having Jackrabbits as per normal. If family stuff doesn't align with skiing, that is totally fine, come when you can.

December 20th with be a cookie party. We'll have skiing as per normal, then meet in the clubhouse for hot chocolate and cookies. Families are asked to bring a plate of cookies to share. We can then toboggan, ski or visit.

December 27 and January 3 will be Jackrabbits as per normal.

If you haven't registered yet, please email us so we can put you on the list. We are sending the registration package off by December 27 and ordering all the Jackrabbit toques!

if you have any question please call or email.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Saturday December 13

Looks like it is going to be warm! But the skiing should still be good. This is the kind of weather that is great for wax-less skis - so if you have those you are set. For those of us waxing, we'll likely be in the blue/extra blue range. Dressing in layers is going to be important, particularly the outer layer. Something that repels wet would be good, since there will likely be falling down involved. Parents may want to bring an extra pair of mits for the kids, since those tend to get wet fast. Looking forward to seeing everyone for some games and skiing at 10:30 Saturday.

If you haven't filled out a registration form, please do so this week. We'd like to get those in soon so we can get or Jackrabbit packages ordered soon (including toques!).

Monday, December 1, 2014

Next Session Dec 13

We had a great session on skis last Saturday. Our Snow Dances worked! Coach James and Coach Adam are on course next weekend - part of the Jackrabbit Coach Training. So we'll see everyone in 2 weeks on December 13. Take this weekend to get out and ski with the family!